Last year I spent a lot of my time wrapping balls in the style of Japanese Temari. I found it very enjoyable and gave many of the balls as gifts this past holiday season.
This month I shifted to making Japanese Koma ornaments. They, like the Temari, stem from children's toys - Temari a colorful wrapped ball and Koma a spinning top.
The colorful designs appeal to me. I like experimenting with different colors, threads and patterns. Some have tassel tails, while others have beads hanging from the wrapped ornament.