Week Wrap Up!!!

“Giant ” Needle felted Owls

with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals

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We finished up Fairies and Gnomes (Mini Summer Camp)


(Fairy Wands)

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(Fairy and Gnome Sculptures)

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(Gnomes Hats)

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Mommy and Mini Classes

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Classes at The Golden Button

Lots of great classes for adults and kids coming up!!!! Needle Felting Frogs on May 16th at 6:30 PM! Adult Painting Classes on Fridays from 7-9 PM, and learn how to make these adorable felt Flower Pins on May 30th at 7 PM.

  • Felt and Fabric Flower Pin Making (Adult and teen)

We will be making these…..

Flower How-To Instructions-1 copy copy

Rebecca makes these…


Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 PM

Create felt and fabric flower pins with Rebecca Taylor. (You do need to use a hot glue gun.. You may bring your own or we have some!) They are soooo cute! Rebecca makes those beautiful Felt flower pins that we sell at The Golden Button!

Cost is $25 plus $5 supply fee.

  • Kids/ Beginners Machine Sewing

Thursday, May 23rd, May 30th, June 6th and June 13th 5:00- 5:45 PM

This sewing class is for beginners and slightly advanced beginners… continue learning and creating at The Golden Button with your own Sewing Machine

Maura Bergman teaches you how to use your new Sewing Machine! Learn basic functions, how to find your way around your Sewing Machine and how to make a basic pattern. This class is excellent for all of you with new machines!

Cost is $65 plus $20 supply fee.

Sign up now! Space is very limited!!!

  • Adult Paint


 Come and paint a picture with Miss Kate! You do not need to know how to paint. Come, relax and have fun. Bring a friend and have a drink! Mom’s night out! WE meet from7 to 9 PM (BYOB adults only)

Friday, May 17th: Learn how to paint a bird or Owl.

Friday, May 24th: Learn how to paint your favorite flower.

Friday May 31st: Learn how to paint an animal.

Cost is $25 per night.

Space is limited! Cost covers all supplies!

We also just announced the  Mini Summer Camp Schedule! Sign up now… Classes fill up fast!

The Art Show

Here are pictures from our final Mini Summer Camp…. ART SHOW CAMP!!!!

We had a blast.

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Stop by The Golden Button tomorrow to get some great new items at the shop!!!!


Art Show Camp

Here at The Golden Button we are celebrating the last week of Mini Summer Camps with an Art Show!!!!


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The children planned and designed their own invitations and created some beautiful watercolor mixed medium pieces.

We have soooooo much going on in the next few months… So keep stopping by to see our new handmade items, keep your eye out for workshops and classes for you and your children and keep checking in for new and exciting events!!!

Just a few to keep in mind…

August 24th at 6:00 PM is our Art Show

September 1st at 1:00 PM is our Diorama Contest Award Party

September 15th is a big Festival in South Britain… The Apple Festival!!! We will be having a tent sale outside!!!

September 22nd the store will be open but we will also have a booth at the 8th Annual Fall Fine Arts Festival on the Green in Southbury.

New Needle Felting Workshops have been announced!!!!

Fiber Arts Workshops


Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe of Red Barn Originals. Learn how to create beautiful  sculptures out of wool. Cost is $35. Save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam!!! (ages teen to adult)


Sunday, September 23:  Bats

Sunday, October 14: Witches

Sunday, November 11: Turkeys

Sunday, December 16: Old Fashion Santas


A 50% deposit is now required to hold a space. Please sign up early these classes fill up quickly!!!

Jewelry, Sharks, Clay, Paint, Voting, and Dioramas

It is Week five of Mini Summer Camps. I Love Jewelry and Shark Week!!!!      


Making Jewelry boxes and polymer clay jewelry.

PSSSS…. Don’t forget to make a diorama for our Contest

vote for The Golden Button for the Readers Choice: Favorite Gift Shop in Southbury

and visit us to pick out some great one of a kind gifts!!!!

Watch out…. Its Shark Week at The Golden Button!!!!

Shark Week Pictures coming soon!!!

Open Painting this week…

Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 PM!!!!

cost is $10 per canvas.

All ages welcome!!!!

Saturday Artist Demos….

1:00 Sewing Felt Food. Ages 8 and up! $12 per kit!

Make a mug of milk & cookies or cocoa & marshmallows or a doughnut!!! (Call or email to hold a spot)


3:00 Painting Demonstration with Kate Gorham of The Golden Button

Come make a masterpiece $10 per canvas.

The Golden Button

Today was our first Artist Demo….


It was little like a knitting/ Crocheting bee. We had a great time!!!

Upcoming Artist Demos…

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.

Spaces still available!!!!

Last call for Needle Felting: Dogs tomorrow at 2 PM email me if you want to come!!!
Last call for I Love Jewelry- Mini Summer Camp begins on Tuesday at 11:00 AM!!!

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.

Just added- Week five- Shark Week!!!! (Full)

August 7-10th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (ages 4 1/2 and up)

Cost is $50 per child plus a $10 supply fee

Four days of Shark Art!!!! Create a shark sculpture, Make a habitat for your shark, wear your bathing suit on Friday and get photographed “underwater with a shark”, make shark jewelry and learn about the coolest animal in the sea!!!

Thanks for supporting The Golden Button!!!
Make a diorama for our diorama contest!!!

Local Items, Alpacas and More!!!!






Don’t forget to support local!!! Find special one of a kind items for yourselves and your loved ones at

The Golden Button!!!!

Here are some new handmade items at the shop…

Ladder Necklaces



We just got a new shipment from Akula Hope Design and These beautiful pieces made of Local (Westbrook Sea Glass) one of a kind pieces by Jen Klein!


These beautiful photo cards! Which incorporate GLITTER and photography! Love these!!!

Other important things to know are…

  1. This Saturday is our first Artist Demo! At 1:00 stop over and meet four local artists!!!!

Ann Deduck and Eileen Warner of Alpaca Hill Farm demonstrate knitting!!!

and Eileen Gorham and Kate Gorham of The Golden Button demonstrate crocheting!!!!

There will be a sale on Local Yarn and these beautiful prints of Alpacas from Alpaca Hill Farm will be on SALE all day Saturday….including photos of their beautiful new baby, Angel!!!!

2. Keep voting and supporting The Golden Button!!!!

Click Here!!!!  

3. Sunday at 2:00 is Needle Felting: Dogs!!! With Rachel Gerowe !!!!

There are still spaces available!!!




4. We are finishing up Diorama Camp Tomorrow!!! We had Sooooooo much fun so…

I discussed it with the children and we decided to have a diorama competition… Complete with ribbon awards!!! So keep your eyes out for the information!!! This is going to be awesome!!!!

While you wait for more details… take a look at these photos from today!




5. Next week:

Artist Demo: Painting for all ages and making felt food for kids 8 and up!!!

Mini Summer Camps: Jewelry Mini Camp and Shark Week Mini Camp!!!!!

Week four- Diorama Camp

Today Diorama Camp began…. The children did some planning and some sketching and then they began to paint their wooden boxes.




Don’t forget to help Support The Golden Button and vote for us for 

Patch Readers’ Choice: Favorite Gift Shop!!!!



There are still spots in Needle Felting: Dogs… This Sunday from 2-4 PM at The Golden Button!

Email me at goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com if you would like a spot!!!

Vote for The Golden Button

Hey there! Don’t forget to support your favorite Local Handmade Shop!!!!

The Golden Button

Click Here to Vote!!!

Come to The Golden Button to pick up some gifts for all your gifting needs! We get new items in all the time!!!

Last week was Art Camp

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This week on Wednesday and Thursday we have Open Painting Hours between 1:00- 3:30 PM

Cost is $10. All ages welcome!!! (Wear a smock)