I managed to finish this little bear last night - he stands about 3" tall and I think he's a little cutie. He will definitely be staying in my collection.
TOP TIP! ....I've used my Letraset Promarkers to shade around his nose and around the pads on his feet . The pens are great for gentle shading - I bought them for my card making but I think they will be just as useful in my teddy making kit. Looks like I'll be buying more promarkers in teddy colours now!
And, here's a picture of him without my hand being in the way: