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Doll maker says her art is 'almost like time travel'

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Melissa Belanger has been making dolls nearly her whole life.

But the red stuffed bear she made when she was four is a far cry from the stylish figures she creates in her Hudson studio today.

Belanger drew the pattern and stitched her first doll, "Flossy." Her mother applied a second set of stitches to hold the bear's seams securely.

By the time she was 15 or 16, Belanger was making dolls to sell.

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