If I have any good business sense, I got it from my grandmother who managed to run a small jewelry store with military precision for over 50 years (and prosper) in a mill town in Vermont, which saw all other businesses, large and small, come and go with the various times. Her secret was clubs. When I designed the Early American Doll Series (now long discontinued), I had originally figured it as a complete set of things including a doll and all her clothes, furniture and accessories. Then I feared that people couldn't afford it, but it came to me that one of my grandmother's clubs would work. Clubs are presented in an affordable format and is a fun way to collect with a surprise to look forward to each month and in the end you will own a wonderful collection for yourself or for the future. And so my clubs began - this was in 1986 - and over the years I have had many clubs for different doll series and also custom clubs for those who wish to pick and choose what is in their clubs from all the items I design and sell.

At this time my only "standard" clubs are clubs for Hitty items and you can read more aboutthe different Hitty Clubs by going to the Hitty menu and clicking on Hitty Clubs. But I also offer Custom Clubs which can be set up to contain any items from my website as long as they meet a minimum requirement. For instance, there are Custom Clubs for an assortment of finished dolls, or assortments of kits and finished items or a Hitty club where you pick and choose the items around pieces you may already have.

SETTING UP A CUSTOM CLUB: Pick any 12 (or more) items you want which have a minimum price of $25 each. If you want items that are less than $25, you can combine items to meet that minimum. We add up your items, apply a Custom Club discount of 15% and then divide by the number of months you wish to belong (12 or more), or the size payment you wish to make, to get your monthly payment (minimum payment must be at least $38). If the payment comes out too high, we can add in months of equal payments to get it to your liking. Send us your list. Click here to send an email with your questions or your list of items. We will send an email back to you confirming the payment and details. Join this Club (Clicking here will add this club to your shopping cart, but there will not be a dollar value until you send your list then we will let you know). Call, write or email to discuss your selections.

Clubs represent a commitment. I get to have your business for 12 (some clubs up to 16) months, which I provide for you at at discount, and you commit to those months of payments. It is an unspoken contract. All clubs begin with the first payment being a deposit which is held in good faith until the end when it becomes your last payment. If you should drop out of the club, you will lose this deposit. If you are continuing on with more clubs, this deposit can move ahead of you to the next club.