If you’re in the market for a really special present for a new baby or christening, then I can highly recommend Sture & Folke‘s beautiful blankets – Kitty was given one by the lovely Swedish designer Karin and it’s a big hit. The blankets are made from linen and velvet, filled with polyester and backed with exquisite Liberty-print fabrics. They are also trimmed with gorgeous loops of ribbon, perfect for little fingers to fiddle with. They come in two sizes for baby (85 x 85cm),Â â‚¬114, and toddler (90 x 125cm),Â â‚¬135, and, amazingly, are machine washable – they also come rather fabulously packaged. So far, we have used ours to snuggle under for stories, as part of a Secret Seven den (yes, Alfie was involved) and a picnic blanket for a toy tea party and once Kitty is out of sleeping bags, we’ll be using it for naps. The velvet/linen combo is so soft and tactile – I’d really like to request they start making a bedspread version for grown-ups!