Well, I started the 50-bear project yesterday, and I was absolutely flabbergasted to be completing my first bear that evening. I don't think I've ever made one bear in one day before. He's actually quite cute too! He is currently unnamed - somebody on Facebook suggested throwing that decision open to Facebook friends and fans. Not quite sure how well that's going to work, but we'll see.
In the meantime, onto bear number two - who is apparently going to have pink fluffy boots!