Here are the bags for his two oldest daughters. I did a nicer pattern for them since they are teenagers and will probably use their bags for more daily use. I made my own pattern for the adult ties and I think it turned out well. I used this fabric for all the ties. Jeff's brother's family has 4 boys and so their family got lots of ties - baby ties, kid ties, and daddy tie! It was a good experience making the ties - a new skill to use :).
I think the red bag is my favorite of all the ones I made. I just love the flower material!
Here are the bags for his younger daughters. I also made 2 of these bags for Jeff's brother's family for the wifey and their daughter. I totally forgot to take pictures of their gifts :(. I also made my girls each a bag like this. I just love this pattern! I think it's totally cute and it was really easy to make - 1 in less than an hour!
My sister-in-law didn't need a bag so I had to figure out what else I could make. I love wearing an apron when I cook (not that mine is cute or anything) and I figured she might enjoy having one. My other SIL gave me the idea for this pattern. It was really simple to make, it's just a square, but I think it turned out super cute. I should have taken the picture with someone wearing it. I just didn't want to be the model ;)
Sometimes the presents end up being lots of work. Then adding that to my crazy December with 3 birthdays and an anniversary does seem a bit much. I do try to get them done early so it's not so hectic, but overall I really have enjoyed making these gifts. It pushes me to do something new. I have to get different ideas, plus I make something that I need to turn out rally nice, not just okay. I hope everyone enjoyed their presents. . . some of them were hard to give away ;)