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6 Questions with Madeline Hawkins

6 Questions with Madeline Hawkins

With a name inspired by the movie, Madeline Hawkins inhabits a filmic world full of joy, play and whimsy. As an illustrator and artist, and the talent behind ButterDream, her new textiles label, Madeline unleashes into the world an inexhaustible vision of wonder, beauty and days full of sunshine. Her designs, hum with dreamy botanicals, ice-cream colours and nostalgic vintage cravings. All is good in this world and it's easy to be lured in for hours on her IG feed full of Hollywood stars, sing-a-longs and lovable eccentricities.

It was so wonderful to peek into Madeline's world a little deeper and discover more about the person behind the sweet sweet world of Wilder Studio and ButterDream.


My name is......Madeline! 

I live in... Northern NSW

I am an...Illustrator, a designer & a mumma!


Question No.1

If there is one thing I believe in….. It’s magic. And it’s mostly found in the simplest of things (but you have to be willing to look for it)


Question No.2

Each day I complete this one ritual, action or routine.....I play around for 10 or so minutes each morning picking an outfit for the day, So that’s probably my daily ritual of ‘play’. I’m a big advocate for self expression, and I have a deep love for creating eclectic outfits, often dressing how I want to feel!


Question No.3

I desire to.....Play! Everyday! 


Question No.4

Before I die, I would like to..... Finish a hot cuppa or a cold beer. 


Question No.5

The book that changed my life...... Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll.


Question No.6

The wisest words ever said to me were..... “Life happens to us while we’re too busy trying to create one.”


 Optional 7th Question

One thing most people do not know about me......I’m an unashamed lover of old timey musicals and may or may not know the words to every song in The Sound Of Music and Mary Poppins.



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madaline wilder from butter dream studio

Images by Joshua White

To learn more about Madeline, her beautiful creations and creative practice, you can visit Wilder Studio and ButterDream and follow on IG  @butterdream_ws