Happy Valentine’s Day

Hey everyone… I just found out that there is no school tomorrow…. so If you want to get out of the house… The Golden Button is offering Open Painting tomorrow… Stop in between 12 and 4:30 PM we will have all the supplies you need to make a fabulous painting. Meet your friends, hangout. and get out of the house!!! Cost is $12 per canvas!  ♥

You have till 5 PM to paint. All ages are welcome


Here are some things I am working on…..


Learn to Stitch a Sampler

​​Date:  Sunday March 3 and March 10, 2013, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Old Town Hall Museum, Route 172, South Britain

Fee: This program is free, but registration is required. Please call 203-405-3124 to register.

On Sunday, March 3 and March 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Southbury Historical Society, in partnership with The Golden Button, will offer a special two-part needle-working program for youth ages 8 and older at the Old Town Hall Museum in South Britain.


In the first part of this program on Sunday, March 3, Kate Gorham, owner of The Golden Button in South Britain will teach children basic embroidery techniques, needle safety, stitches and how to apply them. Supplies are provided for the class and participants will begin by creating a “Stitch Book” for use as a guide.  On Sunday, March 10, using the techniques and stitches learned, participants will create a simple decorative sampler.


Historically, learning to stitch a sampler – a decorative piece of needlework – was an important part of a schoolgirl’s formal education. Young girls made samplers as a way of learning embroidery techniques, which would be useful in clothes making and marking and repairing the household linen. Early samplers were simple in design with alphabets and numerals. As samplers evolved, they became more decorative with motifs of fruit, flowers, trees, birds and animals.

This program is free, but registration is required as space is limited.



Paper Flowers…. I am planning a Paper Flower Making Class for March! One for kids and one for adults!

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I hope you all had a beautiful and wonderful Valentine’s Day with the people you love!!!

Lots of Events

Today was a little insane. This here website… disappeared. I was told it was gone forever but my hero, Carter, found it again and helped save it from ruin. Thanks Carter!!!!!

Here are some events you might be interested in…

  • Tomorrow (Friday afternoon) stop in anytime between 1 and 5 PM to make an Animal Totem Charm. Figure out your animal totem with our little quiz then make a beautiful little clay sculpture to keep forever. ($10 per person all ages welcome)


  • This Saturday stop in between 1 and 5 PM to paint a wooden Pumpkin!!! All ages welcome. Wear a smock!!! Cost is $5 while supplies last!



On Tuesday we will be celebrating out One Year Anniversary!



  • Tuesday from 3-5 come make a Woodland Creature Mask! ($12 per kit) ages 8 and up can sew their mask.  The younger kids can use special glue to create their mask!



On Wednesday evening teens and adults are invited to create a Needle Felted Owl with Rachel Gerowe. Please sign up ahead of time. class begins at 6:30 PM! Cost is $35 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam.)



  • On Thursday we will offer Open Painting from 3-6 PM. Open to all ages (including adults)  ($10 per canvas) Just drop in! Wear an old t-shirt to smock!
  • Next Friday we will have everything you need to make a spooky Haunted House sculpture ($20 per person) (discount for siblings) Show up anytime from 1-5 PM (you can work till 6 PM)
  • Next Saturday come by for treats and a Fiber Bee. (Stop by after the South Britain Historical walk and enjoy Hot Cocoa and a snack!) See demonstrations on how people still create art by knitting, crocheting, needle felting and weaving. Everyone is welcome to join us. Bring whatever project you are working on! 1-5 Pm

I hope you will join us next week for our celebration! Thanks to everyone who has supported the Golden Button in its first year of business!!!!

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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)

Rainy Day: Open Painting

Good Morning on this rainy day! Today and tomorrow (Friday) we are offering Open Painting Hours since its raining. Any time between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM today and tomorrow you may stop by to create a painting.


All ages welcome

wear a smock or old clothes

stop by you don’t have to call ahead!

Hope to see you at The Golden Button!!!!

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!!!!

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day from The Golden Button

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Here are some of the children who visited the shop to create beautiful gifts for their wonderful Dads!

Happy Father’s Day to my Father (who some of you may have met at the shop)

and to my Father-in-Law Bob!!!

I love you both very much and I am very lucky to have you both in my life!

Happy Father’s Day!!!!

Since school will be over next week… We will celebrating with Open Painting Hours!

On Wednesday, June 20th

 and Friday, June 22nd

and on Wednesday, June 27th

and Friday June 29th

Meet your friends at The Golden Button anytime between 2:00 and 5:00 PM to paint anything your little heart desires!!!

(you do not have to call ahead)

We will supply small canvases and all different paints for you ($10.00 per canvas)

wear a smock or old t-shirt.

All ages are welcome!!!

This Week at The Golden Button

After a short not-so-terrible Winter I finally got the front of The Golden Button shop on its way to looking cuter….

(I took this photo right when I was finished painting so the sign isn’t up. Now I am working on getting some benches and a few pots to plant stuff in.)



Here is the before photo…

I will be so happy when I have some plants growing in front of the shop.

This week…..

We have Open Painting  this Thursday and Friday ($10 a canvas)

from 2-5 pm

and this Saturday from 12-5 you can come a paint a beautiful wooden egg  ($6 each egg)

There are also some spaces still available for the 5 part classes on Mondays in April.

Look at our Calendar of Events for more info!