Diorama Contest, Kitties and Simply Local CT Poll

Tomorrow at 1:00 PM we will be having our Diorama Contest Party…Come by and visit!!!! Gluten free/ dairy free cupcakes are ready, handmade awards have been awarded and these beautiful little photos of our very special little judges are currently off to the printer…. They will be for sale tomorrow for $10!!! Money will be donated to The Kitty Connection!!! A very special organization that is very close to my heart ♥ (where I got my baby kitty Dallas) Photos by local photographer… Pauly Occhialini

photo by Pauly Occhialini
All three baby kitties visited the store to meet Jessica from The Kitty Connection and
Miss Avril from CAST awarding prizes. Pauly Occhialini snuggles the kittens.
And please don’t forget to go on Simply Local CT’s Facebook page
We have till MONDAY!!!!

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!!!

The Golden Button

  • Artist Demos………On Saturday, August 18th

At 1:00 PM Rose Garbein will demonstrate spinning techniques (Come meet Rose and see how to make your own yarn!!! It is fun and very interesting to watch. Ask questions and learn something fun!!) Rose of Bittersweet Ridge owns a bunch of wonderful Shetland Sheep. Rose teaches Spinning, Knitting, and Needle Felting. She also sells her soaps and her wonderful wool at The Golden Button!!!

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. (Rachel will teach you how to make a small insect) You can come even if you have done this before. It is for a great cause!!!

  • Diorama Contest…….. On Friday August 31st drop off your diorama at The Golden Button for our

Diorama Contest!!

(Check out our Diorama Contest page for more info!!)
Prizes will be awarded!!!

Contest is open to all ages!!!

Suggested donation of $5 to enter… Will be donated to The Kitty Connection!!!

Here are some photos from todays Artists Demo with Kate Gorham……Sewing Felt Food
There were three kits to choose from… Milk & Cookies, Cocoa & Marshmallows and Doughnuts!!!


Someone has a milk mustache!!

Felt Food Sewing Kits will be available at The Golden Button next week!!!

We will be announcing a whole bunch of new classes soon!

Including… Adult Painting Classes, Needle Felting, Knitting and crocheting, beginner sewing for girls and boys  7 or 8 and up!  and little kids classes.

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)