About Us

Shiny Crafty People is the result of 5 years of friendship, many trips, several bottles of tequila, and a love of creating.

Founded by besties Xandy Peters & Angela Cronin, Shiny Crafty People is all about crafty, shiny, and fun, making products for makers of all stripes (and spots!). 


 Xandy Peters is a knitting designer and teacher, best known as the innovator of the stacked stitch technique and for the Fox Paws pattern. Starting out as a footwear and product designer, Xandy turned to knitting as a way to explore textiles and surfaces without using factory production and has since made a career out of publishing new patterns and teaching workshops. Xandy has been published in magazines such as Vogue Knitting, Twist Collective, Knitscene, Knitty, and Pom Pom Quarterly, has a Bluprint class teaching the stacked stitch technique and continues to self publish patterns monthly. Xandy also blogs about design, crafting, and baking on soimakestuff.com and posts craft videos on YouTube. You can find Xandy on Instagram at @xandypeters.


Angela Cronin is the founder & CEO of MollyGirl Yarn, a music-themed yarn company that produces rockin' colorways on exclusive yarn blends. Angela has been a "professional crafter" since the age of 17. A frequent vendor on the northern NJ craf show circuit, Angela began experimenting with dyeing yarn in 2011 and MollyGirl was born in 2013. With a background in all kinds of crafting and work experience in both the music industry and product development, owning a yarn company was almost a natural progression for Angela. Now Angela spends her time playing with colors in the MollyGirl studio; busily knitting & crocheting away in the MollyGirl workroom; attending & vending at shows across the country; and meeting fabulous fellow crafters from around the world. You can find Angela in Instagram at @mollygirlyarn.