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DIY ear cushions for headphone / Crochet pattern

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A couple of years ago I bought a Logitech Headset ClearChat Style. The set was a nice little price and perfect for Skype. And after a few years the headset still works fine.
However I did get a problem with the soft ear cushions falling apart.

"Easy to fix" I thought, I'll just buy some new ones.
Alas: these are not available!
A friendly guy at the electronic shop helped me trying if other brands would fit, but we couldn't find the right ones.

So I got in touch with Logitech, asking which replacement ear cushions they would advice. But they couldn't advice beyond whether or not the warranty still would apply.
I knew my purchase was too long ago for that. But I didn't want to discard a complete headset, just because I couldn't find new foamy ear cushions.

So it was time for a creative solution:I made my own ear cushions from organic cotton.

Here is the crochet pattern for headphone ear cushions:

Material:
Big organic Cotton (I used Linea Pura Organico from…

Almond flour bundt cake recipe *summer fruit version*

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For my birthday party with the family I made another almond flour bundt cake. This version received much praise from my nephews and niece (8, 6 & 4 yrs). Without the bananas you'll get a lighter, fluffier cake.
Unlike my original recipe (here) I did use a bit of sugar this time.


So, by popular demand, here's the recipe:

Almond flour bundt cake, the summer fruits version

250 gram almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 0,5 table spoon cider vinegar
tiny bit of salt
150 gram butter
3 table spoons agave syrup
1/2 sachet vanilla sugar
3 eggs
250 gram of mixed fruits (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries). Preferably fresh, but if it is out of season frozen will do as well.

Optional garnish: whip cream (125 ml mixed with 1 or 2 tablespoons sugar)

Pre heat the oven on 150 C. Mix in a large bowl: almond flour, baking soda, vanilla sugar, cider vinegar, salt, butter, agave syrup. Split the eggs one by one, while putting the egg white in a separate bowl. The y…

Recipe: Goji- almond flour cake

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Goji- almond flour cake

250 gram almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 0,5 table spoon cider vinegar
tiny bit of salt
150 gram butter
3 table spoons agave syrup*
3 ripe bananas
3 eggs
75 gram goji berries
75 gram pumpkin seeds
50 gram hazelnuts
3 tablespoons peeled sesame seed

Pre heat the oven on 150 C. Mix in a large bowl: almond flour, baking soda, cider vinegar, salt, butter, agave syrup. Squash and mix the bananas through the mixture.Split the eggs one by one, while putting the egg white in a separate bowl. The yolk you mix through the almond flour mixture .Beat the egg whites in the separate bowl till they are nearly stiff.Gently add them to the cake mixture (making sure you don't lose the air you just beat into it)Add goji berries, pumpkin seeds and hazelnuts.Pour the cake mixture in a greased tin and add sesame seeds on top.Bake in the pre-heated oven in 50 minutes till it's done.  Leave the mixture in the tin at first to cool of a little. Then turn it around to le…

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

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A museum visit I was really looking froward to:

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Still to visit at museum De Kunsthal (Rotterdam) until 12 May 2013.

What an impressive collection.
There were more as 130 designs, representing Gaultiers fashion of over 35 years.
It was truly inspiring to see all the beautiful details from up close. The accompanying leaflet had for some dresses the information of how many hours it had taken to make them. Considering the amount of embroidered sequins and beads, I'd have expected some would have taken even longer.

The layout of the exhibition was marvellous. The different collections were in rooms with a specific atmosphere (boudoir, catwalk etc), which presented them very well. Some of the mannequins had filmed faces projected on them which was both fascinating and a little estranging.

The only minus for me is the use of fur (but I knew before that he uses that). As far as I am concerned: rather not.
And that it …