Fairies, Gnomes and Other Fantastic Creatures…

 

Here are some photos from our Mini Summer Camps…

Fairies and Gnomes: Creating houses for our Fairies and Gnomes

Today we will decorate them!
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Fantasy Camp: Drawing fantastic creatures.

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Here are a few Mini Summer Camps coming up….

Sign up soon! Space is limited!

  • Week Four- Wildlife Camp (Ages 4 and up)

Explore wildlife! Visit the gorilla in the jungle, the owls in the trees… and so much more. Create habitats, and make animals.

Wildlife Camp meets July 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th from 4:30-5:30 PM

  • Week Four- Shark Week for Little Kids (Ages 3-5)

Four days of Shark Art!!!! Create awesome shark sculptures, learn about different types of sharks, then make a large shark painting to take home, shark printmaking and much more!

Shark Week for Little Kids meet July 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th from 3:00- 3:45 PM

  • Week Five- Sewing Camp
! (Ages 8 and up)

We love to sew? Make simple projects and learn all different techniques of hand sewing. Make fun summer projects you can really use!

Sewing camp meets July 30th, 31st, August 1st and 2nd   from 3-4 PM

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  • Week Five- Shark Week!!!! (Ages 5 and up)

Four days of Shark Art!!!! Create awesome shark sculptures, learn about different types of sharks, then make a large shark painting to take home, shark printmaking and much more!

Shark week is meets July 30th, 31st, August 1st and 2nd   from 5-6 PM

The Golden Button!

Lots to share…

First take a second and click on this link below…

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to vote for The Golden Button so we can get our wish!!!

Next you should know that the Golden Button will be closed on April 27th… We will be at The Earth Day Celebration at Hollow Park in Woodbury and then we will be closed April 28th till we reopen on May 8th! So stop in this week to pick up any gifts or other items! Thanks!!!

(If you would like to sign up for a class during this time…. feel free to call and leave a message or email us at goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com We will  have very limited phone and email access…but we will be sure to respond  in a timely manner!)

Here are some photos from this past week…

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You can now buy these new Wine Charms At The Golden Button!

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I Love Gnomes.

I am thinking of the terrible events that happened today……My thoughts are with everyone in Boston. I am sending lots of love to Massachusetts. Stay safe everyone.

 

 

 

Yesterday we had Needle Felting Gnomes with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals. I made some granola bars to share with the girls and I promised to share our Needle Felting Snack with everyone…

 

Here is it.. Gluten Free Dairy Free Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars ❤ 

adapted from a recipe for energy bars from Group Recipe.

Ingredients

How to make it


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet or large pyrex dish with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients: oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, flour, baking soda, chocolate morsels and salt. Add honey, oil and vanilla extract, plus dried cherries. Mix well and spoon into baking pan. Using the bottom of a measuring cup, press mixture firmly into the pan until evenly distributed and smooth on top.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until bars are slightly darker at the edges than the center. Cool on a wire rack 15 minutes. Cut with a serrated knife into 3-by-1-inch bars.
  • Wrap individually in sandwich bags, saran wrap, or store in an airtight container.

You can add nuts, different fruits, different chocolate, you could make these with gluten or with milk chocolate. There are a million different ways to do it! Sometimes I add coconut.

And here are some photos from our class… If it looks like fun and you want to join us… we are having a second class on Thursday Evening from 6:30- 8:30!!! I am totally taking it! The gnomes came out sooo cute. (I can’t promise we will have any granola bars.)

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Open Art, Pysanky, Knitting, and Needle Felting

We have a ton of new things going on here at The Golden Button…

Here are a few things you might be interested in….

We are creating a schedule for drop in Art! Beginning soon… We will be offering drop in classes and art time several days a week for all ages!!!!

Open Art: This Thursday April 11th from 2-5 PM

You may drop in and create some artwork with a large selection of supplies and mediums! This is open to all ages. Cost…$12 supply fee. (We will also offer non toxic paint and supplies for little children too!)

Due to the overwhelming response… We decided to offer another……Pysanky Egg Decorating Class at The Golden Button!!!

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Join us on Sunday, April 14th from 5 to 8 PM to learn how to make beautiful Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Marcus Klim will teach you the techniques of Pysanky and well as the ancient traditions and symbolism behind this beautiful tradition.

Cost of the class is $30 for a 3-hour session.
We will provide the eggs for you and you will receive the tools and skills you need to create your own beautiful Pysanky at home!

Space is very limited! Please call (203) 910-9948, email goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com or stop by The Golden Button to sign up.
This class is open to teens and adults.

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We also have A few spaces are still open in the following classes….

Needle Felting: Gnomes (Two Sessions)

Sunday, April 14th from 2-4 PM
and
Thursday, April 18th from 6:30-8:30 PM

Join Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals to learn how to Needle Felt a Gnome!

Cost is $35 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

Beginners Knitting

Class begins at 6:30 and goes till 7:30 PM

April 12, 19 and 26th

Three part class for Knitting Beginners taught by Patti Clark of Maple View Farm. Learn how to Knit: Cast on, Knit, Purl and Cast off. Learn the basics with simple patterns.

Cost: $75 (You will receive a supply list before the class begins.)

Email, call or stop by to hold a space in one of these wonderful classes.

goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com or (203) 910-9948

Hi There Foxy!

A little note to you…..

I just want to say thank you…. to all our wonderful customers and friends that support The Golden Button. Every single day I feel blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful and talented artists and such generous and fun customers. Thanks everyone for making my little shop so much fun!

 

We had a very busy and exciting weekend at the shop…

We had Embroidery class on Friday

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and Foxes on Sunday (and a whole lot in-between) with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals!

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Don’t forget to sign up now for April Classes!

Needle Felting: Gnomes is already FULL!!!

Keep an eye out for a second class.

We also have Knitting in April!!!!

I also wanted to share that we currently have a lot of needle felting supplies, roving, local yarns and much more,

but you should visit the Sheep Wool and Fiber Festival too.

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Needle Felting!

Needle Felting Chipmunks and Squirrels…. We always have so much fun with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals!

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Upcoming Needle Felting Classes…

Ducks and Chicks:

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Sunday, March 17th from 2-4 PM

Join Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals to learn how to Needle Felt a chick or Duckling just in time for Spring or Easter!

Cost is $35 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

Foxes:

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Sunday, March 24th from 2-4 PM

Join Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals to learn how to Needle Felt a fox!

Cost is $40 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

 Gnomes:
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Sunday, April 14th from 2-4 PM

Join Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals to learn how to Needle Felt a Gnome!

Cost is $40 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)