I normally make one bear at a time...from start to finish. With only about 6 weeks to go until Hugglets, and not having any realistic bears made, I thought I would try to create the bear heads first. I takes me about 8 to 10 hours to complete a head with double-neck joint. Sometimes it takes longer. I'm not convinced that this method will be more efficient...or how I will feel having to sew and stuff five bodies on the trot! Still, it's fun to see those little faces watching me on from my work table.