Shortly after I retired my dear husband bought me a new sewing machine capable of doing all of the "little things" I can no longer do...like threading the needle on a sewing machine, hand quilting, hand embroidery and even sewing on buttons! My "Ellie" is a wonderful machine that will give me hours, days, weeks and YEARS of sewing enjoyment! I had begun sewing again (I had sewn/quilted in my early to mid twenties) in an effort to keep my mind active and "save my sanity". I had worked long hours six, sometimes seven, days a week for many years and being "sedentary" was driving me nuts!
My final suggestion is just to "put it out to the universe". I began doing this several years ago and have found that frequently when I express a desire, the desired item magically comes into my possession, without even mentioning it to others! Of course, if you spread the word among your family, friends and coworkers you have an even better chance of finding what you need!
So, how do YOU support your "habit"?