If you're a beader, you'll know it takes an age to create something new. Well, usually. I actually had a total eureka moment a couple of weekends ago when an unplanned bit of play-time-with beads (the best sort of play time!) instantly turned into some Elizabeathan-looking tiles. OK, so they started with the first steps of another piece of beading, but quite happily turned into a new design.
I've yet to finish the piece (Mother's day pressie and work having got in the way), but will post a piccy as soon as it's finished.