Ta da! Yes, it is just a ball with eyes a mouth and some hair, and not very neatly crocheted... but it does prove I can crochet and not only that, I can increase and decrease! Now it's just practice, practice, practice!
I received the new issue of "Australian Bear Creations" in the post today - and bonus! There's a pattern in there for a crocheted bear!!! I am meant to crochet :-)