My Spiritual Father advised me not to do paid work on a Sunday, I am in a position where that is an option although I have Orthodox Friends who work in the heath industry where it is not, so take time when they can and come to Liturgy when the can.
The Principle as I understand it is that Sunday (or one day in seven if it is not possible to keep Sunday due to the nature of the industry you work in) is set aside for God. This yes means services and spending time with children (if you have them) helping them learn more about the faith through bible stories and those of the Saints (though reading both of these is good whatever age we are), however if you do a craft or Art through which you can glorify God I do not see this as a problem it is just another way of expressing worship. After all even the hermit saints did and do handy crafts as part of their ascetical discipline to keep occupied and to worship as well as being able to use them to support themselves.
As my Priest reminded us in the sermon today, saints my have reached perfection, but some were very hard to live with in life, and are not always the modal of the moral life in a situation outside of their specific one. Also if all work on Sunday is cursed what about the Liturgy which is after all the work of the people and that which sanctifies our lives and work? From experience much of what Saints say is directed at specific situations, which means the saints may seem hard to us but was addressing an excess in another way. The principle as I understand it is moderation in all things, if we have a hobby or craft we enjoy and it helps us express our love for God along with relaxing that is fine, if it interferes with attending liturgy then we need to reconsider it.
I think a saying of St Antony's fits hear, (i am paraphrasing a story fond in the alphabetical saying of the desert fathers): a hunter was scandalized to see the monks relaxing so St Antony told him to fire his bow repeatedly, the hunter complained that it would brake if he kept it in tenchon all the time, so St Antony replayed it is the same with the brethren. In this he shows the need for all the take a brake form the work even monastics, and to keep a balance in life.
In the end we are not Jews who to keep the Sabbath come up with a myriad of rules and exceptions, we live under grace and if there are things we enjoy and which help us to glorify God and develop in ourselves there is no reason not to dot hem on a Sunday or a Great feast in we have the freedom not to have to be at paid work on these days, as long as we keep God first and the Liturgy before all other things. This is my understanding of it, I am shore I will be corrected if I have strayed too far.