We Love Owls! And Ice Cream!

Adult / Child Paint Night: Local Owls! (at Bent of the River in Southbury)

Join us on Friday, July 24th from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Bent Barn to create a very cool painting of several local owls! Pick your favorite local owls and paint your own very special painting with one of your favorite little people!!!

Cost is $60 for one adult and one child! Or $75 for one adult and two children! Cost includes supplies and snacks! (Everyone gets their own canvas!)

Please meet in the Bent Barn. Save a space by emailing The Golden Button at info@goldenbuttonshop.com or call (203)910-9948





Making fun stuff at The Golden Button!

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‘Wild Animal Art at Bent of The River! (Call (203) 910-9948 to join us next week!

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Valentine Making

The Golden Button is open today from 11-5 PM. Stop in between 11 and 4 PM to make Valentines ($12 per set of blank cards) have a treat and sign up for our Valentine Giveaway! We have lots of awesome local handmade items for Valentines

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There are also still spaces open in tomorrows Needle Felting Large owls class (cost is $55 save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)




Here are some photos from this weeks classes….

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Needle Felting and New Items at The Golden Button

Needle Felting: Wall Hangings






Upcoming Needle Felting Class

Large Owls:

Sunday, February 9th ($55 save $5 if you bring your own foam and needles) and 23rd ($25 to finish up)



Thursday, February 6th at 6:30 PM ($40 save $5 if you bring your own foam and needles)



Thursday, March 20th and 27th  from 6:30 to 9 ish PM.



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Hens and Nests (Small)

and Large Chickens (Life size)

in April



Sewing Machine Class

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Shopping at The Golden Button

The Golden Button specializes in local and handmade items. There are over 45 artists who sell their items at this tiny little shop in historical South Britain! When creating updates and posts we sometimes forget that the people reading this may not know that we sell items as well as offer classes and workshops!!!!

Here are some of our beautiful, locally made items!!!! Please consider supporting local shops and local artists when purchasing gifts and items for yourself and others!

We are getting ready for Fall! Lots of beautiful Linen bags, pottery, head bands, hand dyed, hand spun fibers, beautiful soaps, shirts, jewelry and much more!!!!

















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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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Closed for the week of the 4th!

The Golden Button will be closed next week for vacation.

You may still contact us by phone (203) 910-9948 and email (goldenbuttonshop.com).

If you would like to shop by appointment call to set up a time.

We will reopen Tuesday July 9th at 11 AM. Have a beautiful wonderful week!!!!


We have lots and lots of wonderful classes coming up! Sign up now (Many Mini Summer Camps are already full!)

There are 4 spaces left in Needle Felting “Giant” Owls. (They are the size of Screech Owls) and spaces in our New Mommy and Mini classes on Fridays in July.

Needle Felting: Owls

Wednesday, July 10th from 6:30-9:30 PM

Cost is $45 (save $5 if you bring your own needles and foam)

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We are also offering a Summer Felting Forum:

Come and needle with a community of fellow felters. Guidance offered.  For $10 Bring your own project to work on (the 2nd item in a kit that you haven’t gotten to yet or an original design, perhaps?) or for an additional $15-$20 purchase a new kit to begin with guidance. 6:30pm-9ish? Remember to bring your needles and foam and anything you’ve created to share. 

Needle Felting: Goats or Llamas

Sunday, July 14th 1-3:30 PM

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


Needle Felting: Raccoons

Sunday, August 25th 1-3:00 PM

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


Mommy and Mini Classes

Fridays are Mommy and Mini classes at The Golden Button. We will meet from 12:30- 1:00 PM in July. Everyone is welcome… All Activities are appropriate for baby, toddlers, and little ones. (All materials are non toxic and safe for love bugs) You are welcome to bring a booster seat or just sit with your little one. We will explore lots of colors and textures with fun and safe materials! A little messy but a lot of fun!

Cost is $40 for 4 weeks July 12, 19, 26th and August 2nd.

Space is limited call (203) 910-9948 or email goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com to hold a space.


This Week.

We have tons of new items at the shop… Hand Spun yarn, Roving, Beard and Pigtail Hats, Neck Cowls, Valentines, and so much more.

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Valentine Card Party!

We have one more set of spaces left in tomorrows Valentine Card Party!!! Sign up now. Bradleigh Huizinga is coming to teach you and your child how to make beautiful valentines! Cost is $40 (covers all supplies for you and a little friend.) We are going to have some yummy treats! (gluten free treats will be offered!) Tomorrow at 1 PM!!! Tea or coffee will be offered for adults!

Photo: There are still spaces in tomorrows Valentine Card Party!!! Sign up now. Bradleigh Huizinga is coming to teach you and your child how to make beautiful valentines! cost is $40 covers all supplies, you and a little friend and we are going to have some yummy treats! (gluten free treats will be offered!) Tomorrow at 1 PM!!!  Tea or coffee will be offered for adults!

Here are some photos from last weeks Needle Felting Class…


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Valentine Classes!!!!

There are still 2 spaces available in our Valentines Creations Class…. beginning tomorrow!

Call (203) 910-9948

or email goldenbuttonshop@yahoo.com to hold a space…..

*Valentine Creations 

Ages 5 and up
Create lots and lots of great Valentines treasures with all sorts of different materials. Make: Unravel message, Felt Cards, Collage Valentines, Fancy Animals and much more.

Thursdays January 31, February 7, and 14th
Time: 4:50 to 5:30 PM
Cost: $40 plus $15 supply fee (covers all three classes)


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Owls, Penguins and Sewing Machines

Hey there.. Join us for…..Local Love 2013

We have all this new local yarn and fiber from Alpaca Hill Farm in Seymour, CT


Here are photos from Sundays Needle Felting Owls or Penguins class.

We are just added another class this Sunday, January 20th from 2-4 PM

Let me know if you would like a space.


(The Large Owl is another class all together…. We will be offering it soon.)

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Here are a few shots from our Beginner Sewing Machine Class…. They are making lunch or snack bags….

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Also, since it is FREEZING out I would like to remind you that The Golden Button has lots of really warm mittens, scarves and tons of local yarn and fiber to make your own Winter Projects!