Hélène Jégado was a French woman, a domestic servant and she also happened to be a prolific serial killer. Who knows if it was the death of her own mother when Helene was just seven, or the hardship of beginning her working life at that tender age, but it is thought that she may have murdered as many as 36 people with Arsenic over a period of 18 years.
Her entire story is on the blog!
Hélène is dressed in a fine servants dress of black imitation silk with a full skirt and very puffed sleeves. She wears a white linen apron and cuffs. Peeking from beneath her white linen collar is a tiny brooch. Her bonnet is white linen with lace trim. Hélène comes home to you with a wee Arsenic bottle.
Hélène was made in my smoke free, one cat household. She is made of tea dyed cotton muslin, and fiberfill. I made her, and her clothing with a combination of machine and hand stitching. Her hair is felting wool, and if you press your nose to it and sniff it does smell faintly, well, sheepish. I find it pleasant, and it does fade in time. But if you are extremely scent sensitive, please consider this.