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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 was formerly a corporate librarian. Matt is a professional designer, author, and illustrator. They both like to write, 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

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

 

PRESS

Free Knitting Scarf Pattern – Edison Park

November 23, 2018

Pia at Stitches n Scraps has created a beautiful free shoulder shawl pattern for knitters that is accessible for newbies and experts alike. It uses just one skein of our hand dyed fingering weight merino blend yarn from Candy Skein. An easy and quick knit with beautiful results.

Home Decor with Letter Charts (entire Alphabet!)

November 16, 2018

Pia at Stitches n Scraps provides an update to her Boo Blocks crochet home decor project that uses our 4" birch wood painting panels. Using her new  crochet letter charts, you can spell out Joy, Peace, Love, Dream, or any other words you like on your crochet sleeves -- which fit perfectly on the panels -- and make for a perfect holiday (or other) display.

Free Crochet Pattern – Boo Blocks Home Decor Pattern

October 25, 2018

Pia at Stitches n Scraps provides a crochet pattern for making Halloween themed crocheted home decor using our painting panels as the base. 

Storage Box set review from Stitches n Scraps

August 17, 2018

Read the review of our Storage Box set at Stitches n Scraps, and enter a giveaway to win your own set (through August 31). 

Colorful Characters Button Flair Unboxing, Review & Giveaway from Fiber Flux 

July 7, 2018

Read the review and see the unboxing video of our Colorful Characters six-pack of pin back buttons with Jennifer at Fiber Flux, and enter a giveaway (through July 16). 

The unboxing video: 

 

Christmas in July Crochet Along 

July 2018 

Marie from the Underground Crafter and Pia from Stitches N Scraps are hosting the Christmas in July Crochet Along, with 14 designers providing free patterns for you to use and get started on your holiday gift projects. We're providing one of the giveaways for those that participate (a set of our storage boxes). 

Coverage: 

Christmas in July Crochet-Along, Stitches N Scraps, July 2, 2018

 

INTRODUCING THE 2018 CHRISTMAS IN JULY CROCHET ALONG! Underground Crafter, July 2, 2018 

 

Christmas in July – Week 2 Round-Up (*highlighting our storage boxes), Stitches N Scraps, July 13, 2018

 

ROUNDUP: 24 FREE CROCHET PATTERNS FOR THE HOME (*highlighting our storage boxes), Underground Crafter, July 13, 2018

 

Fiber Flux Unboxing, Review & Giveaway 

May 11, 2018

Jennifer from Fiber Flux provides a review of our Deluxe Bonbon Love t-shirt yarn kits and hosts a giveaway (through 3/21). 

See her unboxing video: 

Stitches 'n Scraps Review & Giveaway 

May 11, 2018

Pia from Stitches 'n Scraps provides a review of our Deluxe Bonbon Love t-shirt yarn kits and hosts a giveaway (through 3/30). 

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 review of Charley the Cactus on her High Fiber Diet podcast (at the 21:20 mark) as well as on her Ravelry page

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).