This Weekend!

This is a very exciting weekend. When I close the store tonight I have to run over to Bethlehem Fairgrounds to drop off my Needle Felting submission….

Wish me luck.

Then tomorrow… It is the final day for Diorama drop offs!!!

Diorama Contest/ Fundraiser for The Kitty Connection

On Saturday at 1:00 come have a treat and see some beautiful Dioramas that have been created for our Diorama Contest!!!!  Hand Made ribbons will be awarded! You still have till Friday at 6:00 to drop off Dioramas!!!! All ages are welcome to join!!!

Ribbons will be awarded in six categories….


Most Creative

Most Realistic

Best Use of Materials

Here is one submission. We are hoping to raise some money for The Kitty Connection!!!

Come see us!!! There are still some spaces in the Sewing Class beginning next Week!!!

Visit our Calendar of Events Page for more info.



New Items

Locally Handmade Items

We have wonderful local handmade items from over 40 area artists at The Golden Button. You can find something for everyone. We recently were named Southbury’s Favorite Gift Shop by the Patch. So stop by and and see all our beautiful items!!!





We are currently building an online shop!!!

We will be opening  it soon!

September Classes and Workshops

We will begin our September classes next week. We hope everyone has have a wonderful beginning to their new school year.

Anniversary and Two Giveaways!!!

We have begun planning our wonderful schedules for October! It will be our one year anniversary in October… so visit our Facebook page and make sure to LIKE it so you can join in and be part of our Anniversary Giveaway. Or stop by the shop to guess how many buttons are in our jar!!!!


We have so much going on!!!!

Diorama Contest/ Fundraiser for The Kitty Connection

On Saturday at 1:00 come have a treat and see some beautiful Dioramas that have been created for our Diorama Contest!!!!  Hand Made ribbons will be awarded! You still have till Friday at 6:00 to drop off Dioramas!!!! All ages are welcome to join!!!

Dogs and Cats

Today we had a small group for Needle Felting, but it was a great time!!!





Aren’t they so cute?

Hey, don’t forget to start making your dioramas for the Diorama Contest at the Golden Button at the end of this month. There is a suggested donation of $5 that will go to The Kitty Connection! They are a wonderful organization that saves baby kitties!!! You can donate without making a diorama, but dioramas are so much fun!!!

You may also sign up for next weekends felt food making class ($12) on Saturday at 1:00 and you can stop by at 3:00 to see a painting demonstration and to make a painting of your own! ($10)

A Diorama Contest!!!!





Visit The Kitty Connection to see where your donations are going!!! Visit the Happy Ending link to see all the happy kitties… Look for Dallas!!! We adopted him last year and we couldn’t love him more. Just so you know… They have baby kitties who need homes!!! It is a really great organization!!!!

We hope you would like to join us!!!

Drop your diorama off at The shop on August 31st

and on September 1st at 1:00 PM we will have a diorama party/ award ceremony!!!

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Suggested donation for entering the contest is $5.

Today was our last day of Diorama Camp!! We had a great time!!!

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Visit us tomorrow at 1:00 for our Knitting and Crocheting Demo with Eileen Warner, Ann Deduck, Eileen Gorham, and Kate Gorham.

Next week is I Love Jewelry Camp (still a few spaces available)

And Shark Week Camp!!! (Full)

Mini Summer Camp Schedule!!!

Drum roll Please……… Okay here it is the Mini Summer Camp schedule we promised you.

The Golden Button is offering Mini Summer Camps! These mini camps are designed for your child to explore fun and new things. Each week in July and August we are offering a variety of different sessions that will run from Tuesday through Friday. We will meet for about one hour a day. Plan ahead and hold a spot now! Space is limited! Each Mini Summer Camp week costs $50 plus a $10 supply fee.

Week One- Summer Night Camp

July 10-13th from 5:00-6:00 PM (All ages welcome)
For four days in July, your child will create beautiful creations based on the theme A SUMMER NIGHT. Each Child will create a night sky painting complete with glowing stars, a terrarium for a collection of fireflies, a special pillowcase and their very own up-cycled book.

Week Two- Sewing Camp

July 17-20 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Ages 8 and up)
Introduction to kids sewing. Each child will receive a small sewing kit to learn basic sewing. We will discuss sewing safety and learn how to create simple patterns. Your child will make food and other creations out of felt. Simple basic hand sewing for kids!

Week Three- Art Camp

July 24th-27th from 5:00-6:00 PM (All Ages)
Explore several mediums this week. Get comfortable with pastels, watercolor and create a large 3-D painting. You are going to want to wear a smock! Your child will work at his or her own level. All ages are welcome.

Week Four- Diorama Camp

July 31st to August 3rd from 4:00-5:00 PM (Ages 6 and Up)
Your child will build his or her own imaginative world. We will spend the four days for this mini camp planning, designing, and building an interactive diorama with lots of kid friendly materials. We will also spend some time creating characters to use in the diorama.
Week five- I Love Jewelry Camp

August 7-10th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Ages 4 and up)
If your child loves jewelry and building things this is a great series for them. Your child will create simple jewelry, a very cool jewelry stand with cups and saucers, a jewelry box and some polymer clay jewels.

Week six- Fabric Design Camp

August 14-17th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM
Play with fabric this week…try a new way to tye-dye, make freezer paper prints, print textiles or experiment with different fabric markers. Learn all different techniques. Design a tote bag and up-cycle an old t-shirt from home!

Week seven – Art Show Camp

August 21-24th from 5:00-6:00 PM
Lets create some ART…. Collages, color block painting, permanent marker drawing and much more. Create lots of art then at the end of the last class we will have a Summer Art Show!


Father’s Day Painting… “I Love You More Than________” today!!!!! ($12 per canvas)

Don’t forget to stop by and see some new items including “Stuffed Shirt” pillows and beautiful new jewelry!

Keep in mind… Next weekend we are hosting terrarium making at The Golden Button!!! next Saturday and Sunday. We will have everything you need to create a beautiful terrarium to take home. The cost will be $15 per container!!!

Please email or call to save a spot. (203) 910-9948 or

Have a great weekend!!!!