About the company

Global Backyard Industries sells art & craft supplies and curated craft kits, along with a growing line of custom manufactured craft products under our Backyard Art brand.

The company began as Dibble Street Design Company LLC in 2013, and started doing business as Global Backyard in 2015.

We are a team of two and live and work in Seattle, Washington. Gina manages the business full-time and Matt provides help around his day job. Gina was formerly a corporate librarian. Matt is a professional designer. They both like to write, illustrate, create art and make things.  

We are a bootstrapped company and sell via our site, Amazon and Etsy.

We buy products produced in the USA whenever possible, and work with many stateside manufacturers and designers. 

For inquiries, please contact Gina

Also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and read our blog



High Fiber Diet Podcast review 

December 17, 2017

KaRI Coggie provides a great review of Charley the Cactus on her High Fiber Diet podcast (at the 21:20 mark). 

Illuminate Crochet Review

December 15, 2017

Sarah Leighton at Illuminate Crochet posted a nice review of our Charley the Cactus Crochet Kit

DesignTime Unboxing & Review 

November 29, 2017

Benjamin Krudwig provides a great Charley unboxing and review on his Design Time vlog, and shows a hyperspeed making of the project as well. Embedded below.

VeryPink Knits Unboxing & Giveaway

November 22, 2017

Staci Perry provides an unboxing video and giveaway contest for our Ruby & Charley Cactus Crochet Kits, embedded below.

TKS Insider video tutorial 

November 16, 2017

Vickie Howell provides a how-to tutorial for our Ruby & Charley Cactus Crochet Kits on a special TKS Insider YouTube show, embedded below. 

Handmade by Stefanie blog post

November 13, 2017

Our Ruby Cactus Crochet Kit was reviewed at Handmade by Stefanie; read her blog review. 

Fiber Flux blog & video

October 31, 2017

Our Charley Cactus Crochet Kit was featured by Jennifer at Fiber Flux; read her blog review and see her unboxing video on YouTube, embedded below. 

Knit Actually Podcast

October 26, 2017

Our Charley Cactus Crochet Kit was featured on Episode 66 of the Knit Actually podcast (begins at the 38:52 mark). 

The Knit Show with Vickie Howell 

October 2017

Our Ruby & Charley Cactus Crochet Kits were featured in Episode #110: Handmade Holiday. Watch on YouTube (embedded below, starting at the 30:00 mark) and read all about it on The Knit Show blog

The Coloring Studio - Winter 2017

February 2017

The cover art from our Succulent Serenity coloring book was featured as a coloring page on the Table of Contents spread (page 7) in The Coloring Studio Winter 2017 edition

The Coloring Studio - Summer 2016

July 2016

A coloring page from our Succulent Serenity coloring book was featured (page 29), and a quote from us was included in a Q&A (page 30) in The Coloring Studio Summer 2016 edition.

Craft Test Dummies

May 2016

Our Color & Hang product was reviewed on a blog post titled Color & Hang Wall Art Panels - Adult Coloring and Home Decoration. Key quote: I just think it’s a cool product and wanted to share it with you - and I hope they come out with new designs soon – I’ll be buying multiples for myself AND for gifts!

They were also reviewed and shown being painted and colored in a YouTube video by Craft Test Dummies (embedded below).