This is no pattern for beginners, though the instructions and stitches used are easy enough.
Using June's patterns, I got the best results so far, with many a compliment, and I'm by far not the most skilled crocheter.
The crocheting around pipe cleaners, and subsequent assembly is something I've ruled out for me - too tedious for my hands.
Perhaps the yarn I used (100% cotton) was to stiff - next time, I'll try something more soft, but by no means something acrylic! It just does Junes pattern no justice.