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Blake Lively fixes motorycles

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Blake Lively fixes motorycles

Blake Lively fixes motorcycles.

The 27-year-old actress welcomed her baby daughter - who is rumoured to be called James - with her husband Ryan Reynolds in December but, despite her busy life as a new mother, she has admitted she finds doing up bikes to be a big stress reliever.

Speaking in the April issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, she explained what she does to relax her: "[I like] creating something I can use. I'll knit or cook--or work on a motorcycle, a skill my husband is teaching me. One of my latest projects was painting nature-inspired throw pillows."

The blonde beauty, who has been a lifestyle blogger since 2012, has credited her mother Elaine for encouraging her to grab life by both hands and revealed how she initiated her creative flare.

She explained: "My mum liked to infuse my life with a lot of magic. When she read my fortune cookies, the predictions were full of princesses and castles and jewels and pirates.

"When I got old enough to read them, I was shocked to find out how boring they really were!"

Meanwhile, when the former 'Gossip Girl' star isn't tied up with work commitments, tending to her daughter or fixing up motorcycles, she likes to walk through New York City.

Blake - who grew up in California - said: "It's constantly changing. I'll go back to an area I visited four years ago, and it's completely different. But that's a good thing because it means there will always be new neighbourhoods to eat my way through."