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 buy products produced in the USA whenever possible, and work with many stateside manufacturers and designers.
For inquiries, please contact Gina.
Nicki's Homemade Crafts Review & Giveaway
April 8, 2018
Nicki from Nicki's Homemade Crafts provides a review of the Ruby and Charley amigurumi kits and hosts a giveaway (through 4/14).
Crochet 365 Knit Too Review & Free Pattern
March 31, 2018
Cheryl from Crochet 365 Knit Too provides a review of the Ruby and Charley amigurumi kits, and shares the crochet pattern for the little flower that comes pre-made in our Ruby kit.
Stitches N Scraps Review & Giveaway
March 27, 2018
Pia from Stitches N Scraps provided a review of the Ruby and Charley amigurumi kits, and is hosting a giveaway (through 4/15).
Jesse at Home Review
March 27, 2018
Jesse from Jesse at Home provided a review of the Charley amigurumi kit.
Moogly Review & Giveaway
March 19, 2018
Tamara at the Moogly Blog provided a review of both Charley and Ruby the Cactus amigurumi kits, and having a giveaway (enter to win through 4/2).
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
Fiber Flux blog & video
October 31, 2017
Knit Actually Podcast
October 26, 2017
The Knit Show with Vickie Howell
The Coloring Studio - Winter 2017
The Coloring Studio - Summer 2016
Craft Test Dummies
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).