What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of his size. He is 11 inches tall with an 11 inch arm span as well. I'd say that is big enough to cuddle. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to venture from the pattern. This is your bear. Besides, if something goes wrong it's the holy imperfections that give things character, or like Stacey says, "You won't see it on a running horse."