This is of my experience, I have seen most craft artists are self-employed spend their time and effort selling their artwork to potential customers and building a reputation, these mostly have at least one other job to support their craft or art careers, till they are completely established, while others are employed in various private sector industries or by the government.
Many work in private studios in their homes. Some artists work in museums or art galleries as art directors or as archivists, curators, or museum workers, planning and setting up exhibits. Others teach craft or art classes or conduct workshops in schools or in their own studios.
Some share studio space, where they also may exhibit their work.
Studios are usually well-lit and ventilated. Artists may be exposed to fumes from glue, paint, ink, and other materials. They may also have to deal with dust or other residue from filings, splattered paint, or spilled cleaners and other fluids. Part-time and variable work schedules are common for artists of all kinds.
I do some crafts in my free time/sometimes when I feel low, it give immense happiness and pleasure. Its my kind of therapy.