Before I started writing full time, I had several hobbies. I sewed (all my own clothes), knit, crochet, and embroidered. (Notice cooking wasn't one of my creative outlets.) But after I sold my first book, all those creative outlets went away, since I channeled most of my creative energy into writing.
But I have noticed that most writers have another creative outlet that they enjoy in addition to writing. I know Allie Pleiter is big into knitting and I've seen several of her creations and they are beautiful. For me, my creative outlet turned to gardening. How that came to be is still a question in my mind, but I love gardening. Digging in the dirt, planting bulbs or seeds and watching them bloom is exciting. What I fell in love with were Iris. My mother-in-law had an Iris garden that included nearly half of her yard.
Spring wiil be so much fun and this year since I'll be able to be outside and dig in the dirt.