The face is the most important part of the bear to be sure! That can take quite a while - until the little one looks back at me with the love I've put into him.
Because I started out making big bears, I never realized all little bears aren't jointed just like the big ones. I've learned that some "string joint" the bears rather than using cotter pin joints. I just make the little ones the same way that I made the big 'uns! The smaller they are, the fiddlier they are to get all the hardware into to make their little arms and legs work properly. All of my bears with straight legs stand nicely by themselves. This is an engineering exercise using mat board in the soles and enough weight from steel pellets in the feet so that they stand easily.
The little arms are wired before they are added on using these little discs and washers to make them move easily. After the wire is put in, polyfil surrounds the wired arm giving it a nice form.