New Locally Made Items At The Golden Button

As always we have a lot going on at The Golden Button…. Tomorrow we have a Sketch Book Making class at 1:00 PM. It is also our final Christmas in July Sale.

We now carry beautiful photographs by local photographer… Pauly Occhialini….

We are also have these awesome Aluminum Can Airplanes by Chuck Argo ……

  • Next Week is Week 4 of our Mini Summer Camp… Most camps are totally full but there are a few spots left in I Love Jewelry and there is one space left in Art Show Camp.

Check here to find out more.

  • Open Painting Hours next Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:30 PM!!!!
  • August 5th is our Needle Felting : Dogs Workshop.

Learn how to sculpt a dog out of wool using special barbed needles. (cost is $35 save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

  • August is our Artist Demo Month. Each Saturday We will be having great artist Demonstrations as well as some classes and Workshops…

The Golden Button specializes in local handmade gift items, arts and crafts. On Saturdays, in the month of August, local artists and craftsmen, who sell their items at The Golden Button, will be putting on demonstrations and workshops to showcase their talents. Everyone is invited to stop by, watch, learn and try something different! Meet some very talented people and learn something new! There may even be treats and a giveaway!!!

On Saturday, August 4th

1:00 PM Eileen Gorham and Kate Gorham will be demonstrating crocheting.

Eileen Warner and Ann Deduck of Alpaca Hill Farms in Seymour will show off their knitting skills.  Sale on Local yarn and Alpaca prints. (Stop by to say hello and meet the artists)

Saturday, August 11th:

At 1:00 PM Kate Gorham will be demonstrating how to create felt food! Come and learn how to make felt food and get a kit for $12. (children 8 and up) Hand Sewing with needles… (Please call ahead to sign up for this event)

At 3:00 PM Kate Gorham Owner of The Golden Button will be demonstrating painting then for $10 you may create a masterpiece of your own to take home! All Ages welcome

On Saturday, August 18th

At 1:00 PM Rose Garbein will demonstrate spinning techniques

3:00 PM Rachel Gerowe will teach you how to needle felt. (Adults and Teenagers please) There is a suggested donation of $5 that will be donated to the Southbury Food Bank.

Saturday, August 25th

12:00 PM- Jessica  of the Small Things Soap will be teaching children how to hand paint soaps. The cost is $10 per child.

At 1:00 PM  Bradleigh Huzinga will do a card making Demonstration

At 3:00 PM Dennis and Krissy of Kleiner Eisbar will have a book binding class: Learn to make a Slab Binding  (ages 8 and up to adults)(cost is $30 plus $5 supply fee!) ((Please call ahead to sign up for this event)

Email us at We have changed our hours. The Golden Button is now open from 11:00 Am to 6:00 Pm Tuesday through Saturday. Come visit.


Blue Birds




Here are some photos from today… Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe!!!

We made blue birds.



Our next Needle Felting Workshop is on Sunday August 5th at 2:00 PM. We will be making dogs!!!

Sign up now!!!

Don’t forget we are now open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday- Saturday!

We are having our Christmas in July on Saturday!

We still have spaces open for Notebook Making on Saturday at 1:00 PM!!!!

This week of Mini Summer Camp is: Art Camp!!!! Beginning on Tuesday Evening!

Alpaca Hill Farm

My husband and I were very very lucky to be invited to Alpaca Hill Farm in Seymour, CT to visit Tom and Eileen and their animals. Including their special surprise…. A beautiful newborn alpaca named Angel!!!!

Thats correct… a surprise!

Here are a few photos from our visit.

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Eileen and her sister, Ann, will be doing a Knitting Demonstration at The shop on August 4th to kick off Artists Month at The Golden Button. On Saturdays in August we will have many of our local artists demonstrating and teaching their art!

We also have three new born baby kittens next to the store!!!! Ava (you may have seen her visit) who lives next door with the twins (you may have seen them visit) had three babies last night!!!! They will be looking for homes in a month or two!!!!

*Many of the Mini Summer Camps are FULL!!! There are only a few spaces left in weeks 5-7!!! 


Visit us tomorrow to make some Christmas Ornaments at our Christmas in July Sale!!!!


Doughnuts and Pillowcases


There is a lot going on at The Golden Button this summer. Here are a pictures from this weeks Mini Summer Camps. We like to take pictures!!!

The Sewing camp is working on “House and Flower” pieces in embroidery hoops… and Felt Food Doughnuts! We are having a great time!!!

Summer Night Camp made “Bug Terrariums”, drawings, and awesome Night Time Pillowcases!

The huge flowers were a custom order made for a wedding shower this weekend!!! I had to share the pictures of the little girls next to the huge flowers!!!

Come visit this Saturday for the Christmas in July sale and ornament making!!!! Check Facebook for more info! 11-6 pm Saturday all ornament making for all ages! lots of options cost is $7- $12 depending on which ornaments you want to make!!!

Week One- Summer Mini Camp

Today week one: Summer Night Camp finished up… Here are some photos of the happy little campers.

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Saturdays in July are our Christmas in July Sale.

We are going to have old fashion ornament making tomorrow for $10 each.

(styrofoam, pins, and beads for kids 8 and up)

Don’t forget we have new hours..

Tuesday- Saturday 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday and Monday we are closed.

Just a Few Reminders

Just a few Reminders….

Our hours will be changing…

We are extending our hours!!!!

The Golden Button will be closed for vacation from June 30th to July 9th.

We will re-open on July 10th with different hours.

Our Summer hours:

Sundays and Mondays we will be closed (except for workshops, demos, and parties)

Tuesdays through Saturday we will be open from 11:00 AM till 6:00 PM

Open Painting Next week

This Wednesday and Friday from 2-5pm

Cost is $10 per canvas!!! Wear a smock or old t-shirt!!!


Portrait Art Show

Wednesday, June 27th at 5:00 PM

Our Portrait Art Class wants to have an Art Show! You can visit!!! Come have some punch and see what they have been working on!!!

Christmas in July

On Saturdays in July (14th 21st and 28th) We will be having a Christmas in July  at The Golden Button!!!! Where we will have giveaways, sales on local, Handmade items and maybe some arts and crafts!!!!