Last year I stumbled upon one great example of craftsmanship. A (great-) grandmother decorated an entire christmas tree with Octophrost, Santa of the Sea, one felt stuffy for each and every of her (great-) grandchildren. There are almost one hundred Octophrosts, each one taking approximately eight hours to complete.
Alice, from futuregirl, created this great pattern. When I discoverd her Supercute Sea Creatures at the end of the year, and as Christmas was approaching, I thought of this tree, combined everything, and the idea for our marine christmas theme was born. We added some of our own designs, and voilà, Santa Claus had to swap the reindeers for mermaids.
We went for a white tree, as to let pop out the vivid colours. Some of the decorations are stuffed, some are just cut from 3mm felt.