After a little trip to IKEA this past weekend, I re-ignited my childhood love of fuse beads. I loved these things as a kid...and know I know why: they're awesome.
What's not to love? Tiny plastic beads on a spiked board, then ironed together?! Fun designs are bound to be born:
This is my fuse bead rendition of Fika:
It's easy for me to get caught up in only making crafts that I will use or that are "cool". But there's something just delightful about creating something you won't use (at least I won't...), just for crafting's sake. Just to create something. Sometimes I forget that creativity doesn't always have to produce something practical, or even cute. It's fun just to create.
I'm so glad I bought the fuse beads at IKEA on a whim, they didn't disappoint.