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